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Winter Holidays

Booking a winter holiday is the perfect way to relax, escape the cold weather and enjoy some much needed sunshine. Whether you are looking to get away with the family over the Christmas period, or book a last minute holiday with a group of friends, there are some great deals available. As a result, the months from November to March can be an ideal, budget-friendly time to enjoy a trip away. So where exactly should you be looking to jet off to? At A1 Travel, we offer a wide range of destinations to choose from, to suit all needs. Here, we have presented an overview of some of the best winter sun options available.

The Red Sea Resorts

If you are looking for guaranteed good weather during the winter months, along with plenty of activities to keep you occupied, Egypt may just be the perfect destination. In particular, the resorts around Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada provide a great selection of hotels to cater for all budgets, including some superb all inclusive options that are fantastic value for money. The various resorts situated near the Red Sea are famed for their scuba diving and water sports opportunities, ensuring everyone is able to enjoy a holiday to remember. Best of all, even in the months of December and January, temperatures of around 21 to 22°C are commonplace and rainfall is unusual. This ensures that both Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada are reliable places to escape the bitter cold.

Canary Islands - Popular Winter Warmers

For those hoping to find great value, the Canary Islands are a popular option. Indeed, both Tenerife and Lanzarote attract countless tourists every year, due to their ability to provide winter sunshine and great entertainment. Tenerife is an excellent option for younger travellers, thanks to its bars and clubs, while Lanzarote is perhaps better-suited for couples, owing to its beautiful beaches, scenic walks and natural sights, which include volcanoes and mountains. That said, there are plenty of other options, including the family-friendly Gran Canaria, which is a vibrant, inexpensive offering, or Fuerteventura, which offers the most beaches of any of the islands. Whether you are travelling as a couple, family or a group of friends, the Canaries are superb, budget-friendly destinations.

Spain - Experience Christmas on the Costa's

If you are seeking the sort of holiday that is less chilled out and more 'in your face', then mainland Spain has some great options, including Benidorm - sometimes referred to as the 'Las Vegas of Spain'. However, while Benidorm does offer bars, clubs, casinos and cheap hotels, making it an attractive proposition for younger adults, it also features zoos, water parks and world class resorts, making it an option for families as well. Due to the annual fiestas held for both Christmas and New Year, December is an excellent time to visit mainland Spain and enjoy its distinctive celebrations. Another of its best winter destinations is the Costa del Sol, which provides a unique blend of atmospheres, with areas like Benalmadena offering great night life, and Torremolinos offering a more authentic, quiet Spanish experience.

Tunisia - Great for a Cheap All-inclusive Holiday

Finally, for a superb seaside holiday, with guaranteed weather good enough to warrant those beach trips, look no further than Tunisia. Located in North Africa, on the Mediterranean coast, the country boasts a number of stunning five-star resorts, offering all inclusive packages for the ultimate family break. Winter is the ideal time to pick up an excellent deal from A1 Travel and also the perfect time to visit some of the country's cultural attractions, such as the ancient Carthaginian Ruins. This is because it is quieter than during the spring and summer months, resulting in less crowds to contend with.